The iPhone 12 and the latest devices from the Big Apple are compatible with 6th generation Wi-Fi technology or 802.11ax. This technology has improved the performance of routers when they have multiple devices connected. In addition, this protocol supports both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequencies, but no major improvement in speed has been observed compared to the 5th generation. The latest reports and studies suggest that the iPhone 13 which will be presented in 2021 will bring with it the evolution towards the WiFi 6E standard, this will allow the disconnection of networks and an increase in the speed in the connection with the routers.
The advantages of having an iPhon 13 with WiFi 6E
The WiFi Alliance presented the update WiFi 6E at the beginning of the year as a pseudo-update since it did not contain great advances like WiFi 7. However, technological innovations will serve to improve Internet connections in our daily life. The main novelty of this protocol is that allow the use of the 6 GHz band in addition to the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands which can currently be used with WiFi 6.
New iPhone SE includes support for WiFi 6 and Express Cards, but does not carry the U1 chip
Access to the 6 gigahertz band will allow decongest the network in order to guarantee an improvement of the connection speed even when several devices are connected at the same time. For this, additional channels are used, but to access them you need a compatible device as happened with the 5 GHz band and the 5 GHz protocol. However, there is one problem: the 5 GHz coverage is lower than what we get with the 5 GHz band and, of course, much lower than with the 2.4 GHz band.
The improvements we are getting with WiFi 6E are enough to Apple plans to include the technology in its iPhone 13. The first routers equipped with this technology are already on the market and in September 2021 we could see the new iPhone renew its WiFi connection protocol.
A bigger iPhone SE … throughout 2021
Also on the table, the launch of a Bigger iPhone SE that it was the size of the iPhone 8 Plus that analysts dubbed “iPhone 9 Plus” as “SE Plus”. There were rumors of the launch of this new device in early 2021. However, the launch could be delayed throughout 2021.
The information would come from conversations between Apple and the suppliers. These conversations are part of the business of key elements for the production of Apple products for 2021. We will finally see when, how and if we will finally see the new iPhone SE in the coming months.